Posts Categorized: Book Review

Feb 28 2017
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Magicless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather – Review

Magicless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather – Review

Magicless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather is the first book in a paranormal cozy mystery series that is full of magic, witches, and a town in need of a savior. Cassandra Holly is a witch without magic. After waiting many years for her magic to manifest on her own, Cassie, along with her best friend Willow, and Willow’s Aunt Maude (in cat form, and none-too-happy about being brought along) takes things into her own hands. This sets off a chain of events that has Cassie having to trust her magic, believe in her power, and save the town of Nevermore.

Someone is siphoning the magic out of the town, and that same someone murdered Maude’s cat familiar. I really liked this …

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Feb 27 2017
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A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer

A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer

A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer is a tasty start to a cozy series. It is the perfect book to curl up with when the winter weather is blowing outside. I very much enjoyed A Spoonful of Murder and I look forward to catching up on the books in the series that I’ve missed.

Following the unexpected death of her parents, Lucky Jamieson moves home to Snowflake, Vermont to take over her parents’ soup shop. She finds herself as amateur sleuth when her chef is arrested for the murder of a winter tourist. Lucky was a bit of an anomaly for me. I really liked her most of the time, but sometimes I felt she was a bit tacky and …

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Feb 24 2017
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Murder by the Book by Devorah Fox – Review

Murder by the Book by Devorah Fox – Review

Murder by the Book
by Devorah Fox

Murder by the Book: A Mystery Mini
Print Length: 27 pages
Publisher: Mike Byrnes and Associates, Inc. (February 27, 2016)
Publication Date: February 27, 2016
ASIN: B01CC3NJQO

An ordinary work day at the western Massachusetts Sugarloaf Inn turns more chilling than the winter weather when staff member Candy Wadsen makes a gruesome discovery. Her day goes from bad to worse when Candy realizes that Detective Sergeant Dan Petrowski suspects her of committing the crime.

My Thoughts

Murder by the Book by Devorah Fox is a short murder mystery that packs a punch. This is a great story to read on your lunchtime. …

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Feb 07 2017
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A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock – Review + Giveaway

A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock – Review + Giveaway

A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock is a Harlequin Heartwarming book that combines sweet romance with light suspense. This book is a prequel to Ms. Rock’s upcoming Rocky Mountain Cowboys series, coming this November. There was a lot of action packed into this book.

Jackson Cade, Bounty Hunter, finds himself at Mountain Sky Dude Ranch, chasing down Bill Reno, better known as “Smiley”. Jack is being chased by his own demons. He feels guilty and has dedicated his life to finding his younger brother’s killers. Jesse was killed related to his drug use, and Jack has never forgiven himself for not protecting him. Though Jack is supposed to be heading up his family’s ranch, he refuses to …

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Jan 16 2017
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Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle – Review + Giveaway

Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle – Review + Giveaway

Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle

is the 16th book in A Coffeehouse Mystery series. I am about 1/3 of the way through the book and will update soon with my full review. I am behind due to an unexpected death in the family. My apologies for not having my review totally finished. I can say that I’m really enjoying the intrigue in this installment. Their are two different mysteries intersecting, one taking place sixty years ago and one taking place in present day. It makes for a really exciting story, and I am hoping to finish it this week.

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Jan 13 2017
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Curried Away by Gail Oust

Curried Away by Gail Oust

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
-Gail Oust

Or, maybe for whom the clock ticks, would be more appropriate when discussing the dreaded “D” word. Every writer dreams of having a book contract, but with every contract comes a deadline. I tend to believe that the “dead” part of deadline is significant. Deadlines are sneaky devils. They lull you into a false sense of complacency when they’re six, nine, or twelve months away. You think you have all the time in the world to whip your story into submission. While in this state of bliss, you take occasional days off to have a little fun, entertain out of town guests, or just goof …

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Jan 05 2017
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Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde – Review

Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde – Review

I’m really excited that I’ve finished my first book of the year for 2017. 🙂 Read on for my review.


Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Lake Union Publishing
December 13, 2016

On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she’d make …

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Dec 31 2016
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Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs – Review

Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs – Review

Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs is the second book in the Cackleberry Club mystery series, featuring Suzanne, Petra & Toni. In this installment, Suzanne discovers the body of a local funeral director. After being attacked with chloroform, Suzanne finds that Ozzie was murdered. With her friend Missy a suspect, Suzanne reluctantly agrees to have a look around.

This book was just about as busy as the first, with several intersecting plot points, but it was much easier to follow along. I was familiar with the characters and the settings. There were some new characters introduced and some familiar characters were better developed. …

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Dec 31 2016
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Feliz Navidead by Ann Myers – Guest Post + Review

Feliz Navidead by Ann Myers – Guest Post + Review

Feliz Navidead
by Ann Myers
on Tour November 20 – December 31, 2016

Synopsis:

Holly, jolly, and downright deadly—the third Santa Fe Café mystery unwraps surprises both naughty and nice… It’s the most picturesque time of the year in Santa Fe, and Chef Rita Lafitte of Tres Amigas Café hopes the twinkling lights and tasty holiday treats will charm her visiting mom. Rita is also planning fun activities, such as watching her teenage daughter, Celia, perform in an outdoor Christmas play.

What she doesn’t plan for is murder.

Rita discovers a dead actor during the premier performance but vows to keep clear of the case. Sleuthing would upset her mom. Besides, there’s already a prime suspect, caught red-handed in his bloodied Santa suit. However, when …

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